SCSI definition for boot.ini

By Bowker
Feb 26, 2005
  1. I have Win2k on Primary IDE Master, 3 other devices on Primary Slave and Secondary Master and Slave ... I have Linux on a SCSI drive (with its own MBR).

    When I use the BIOS to change drives, Win2k boots or Linux boots, no problem at all. I tried GRUB (Linux Boot Loader) and can't get that to work for some reason ... so I'm trying to set up boot.ini to handle it - so far, no luck.

    I tried pointing the second boot.ini menu entry to a file on C: which contains a clone of the GRUB boot stuff, but that hangs badly ...

    Does anyone have a line from their boot.ini which they can share that points to the INT 13 drive on the SCSI chain when both IDE cables are in use ...? Or is this even possible?

    TIA - Bob.
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Make sure that grub is installed to / partition of Linux, and nowhere else.

    go into linux

    dd if=/dev/sda1 of=bootsect.lin bs=512 count=1

    where sda1 if your / partition.

    copy the created bootsect.lin file to c:\

    append this line to boot.ini:


    If this does not work, try reinstalling grub to / (and NOT to hda where master boot record is - check /etc/grub.conf)
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